Have you applied for your child's primary school place?

The application process for primary, infant, junior and middle school places in Suffolk is closing soon

The application process for primary, infant, junior and middle school places in Suffolk is closing soon. Stock image - Credit: PA

The deadline is fast approaching for parents and carers to apply for a place at primary, infant, junior or middle school in Suffolk next academic year.

The application process for children born between September 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017, closes in just 10 days.

Last year, 93.6% of parents in Suffolk were offered a place for their child at their first preference primary school.

Before applying, it is important to figure out how your child will travel to and from school as travel eligibility is based on a child attending the nearest suitable school with a place available — this might not be the catchment area school. 

Mary Evans has served key roles at Suffolk County Council as deputy leader and with cabinet position

Councillor Mary Evans is cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills - Credit: Gregg Brown

Councillor Mary Evans, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills, said: "All parents and carers need to complete their application by the closing date of January 15 so that they have the best chance of securing a place at one of their preferred schools. 

“We recommend applying for more than one school and parents and carers can list up to three schools on their application form in order of preference.”

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If you do not apply by the closing date, there is a risk the application will not be dealt with until after places have been offered to those who applied on time.

Applications can be made online here.

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